Manage reservoirs better in good water years
02/19/2014 9:02 AM
02/19/2014 12:59 PM
Re "Drought may not be state's fate" (Capitol & California, Feb. 17): Can anyone explain to me why the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources systematically drained northern California reservoirs last summer?
Southern California reservoir Pyramid Lake is at 96 percent of capacity and Castaic at 86 percent. They have enough water to supply all their needs until 2016.
In April 2013 Shasta was 101 percent of normal, Oroville at 108 percent and Folsom 96 percent. Is anyone else as angry as I am? I guess I should be happy that we can now explore artifacts. I can't wait to get my next water bill!
-- Jean Jubb, El Dorado Hills
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